Nina Simone biopic released in theaters, on VOD, April 22

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ After many delays, the Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana and David Oyelowo will be simultaneously released in theaters, digital HD and video-on-demand next month.

Distributor RLJ Entertainment said Tuesday it will release “Nina” in all formats on April 22.

Saldana plays the Grammy-nominated singer and outspoken civil rights activist who struggled with depression and alcoholism after finding fame. Oyelowo plays her stalwart friend Clifton Henderson, who helped her return to her music.

The film’s release has been delayed several times. LJ Entertainment originally announced “Nina” would open in theaters in December 2015.

The documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” directed by Liz Garbus, was nominated for an Academy Award this year.

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